Ag Day at N.C. State

The NCSPA sponsored Ag Day at the N.C. State vs. Marshall football game on Sept. 9  and participated in the CALS Tailgate. It was a great day to talk to folks about soybeans and farming at the association’s booth in both the Fan Zone at the game and at the Tailgate event. In the Fan…

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Ag at the Ball Park

NCSPA, board members, staff and other guests enjoyed celebrating agriculture last night at the Durham Bulls game vs. the Columbus Clippers. The Bulls did not win the game, but agriculture did because thousands of fans got to learn a little more about what farmers do and how important agriculture is to North Carolina. These messages…

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A Way to Improve Crop Yield and Feed People

The NC Cooperative Extension Service continues to cite crop damage from deer as one of the biggest challenges soybean producers face and North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry, Inc. (NCHFH), a 501(c)3 non-profit serving North Carolinians since 1993, can help. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) estimates that deer numbers exceed 1 million statewide with…

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A New Way Forward for the Farm Bill?

People in the mainstream of the political spectrum are talking about an option to advance the 2013 Farm Bill by splitting off the Nutrition Title as separate legislation. This solution was not long ago only being talked about on the far end of the spectrum, but now is being mulled over by the policy leaders…

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2nd Round of MFP Payments

Secretary of Agriculture Sunny Perdue has announced that the President approved the second round of payments on the Market Facilitation Program  (MFP) that is designed to lessen the effect felt by tariffs from China. President Trump tweeted out saying “Today I am making good on my promise to defend our farmers’ and ranchers from unjustified trade…

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2019 Herbicide Classification Chart

Want more information about herbicides and herbicide premixes to easily see what their mode of action is? CLICK HERE for an updated herbicide classification chart grouped by modes of action. This will help with maintaining greater diversity in herbicide use and rotating effective herbicides with different sites of action to delay the development of herbicide…

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2018 Yield Contest Winners Announced

Matthews Family Farm of Davie County won the annual North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest for the second year in a row with an entry of 104.5 bushels per acre. Kevin Matthews received the award for the highest yield at the annual NC Commodities Conference of the corn, cotton, small grains and soybean associations in Durham,…

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2018 Sporting Clays Tournament

The NC SoyPAC held their annual Sporting Clays Challenge last Friday, March 23, 2018. This year’s tournament featured a change in the schedule, moving the usual start time from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Participants were treated to two rounds of shooting and a steak dinner at the end of the day, also a new…

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2018 Sporting Clays Challenge

Join us for the annual Sporting Clays Challenge on Mar. 23, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. All proceeds benefit the NC SoyPAC which advocates for federal policies favorable to soybean growers, and supports congressional candidates that support farmers. The schedule has changed this year with the tournament…

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2018 NC Soy Research Projects

As the weather finally dries out and you continue with #plant18, our researchers are too! Each year, the NCSPA sponsors research projects throughout the state to investigate practices and products that will help increase your bottom line. In 2018, the N.C. soy checkoff is funding over 20 research projects and demonstrations that will help provide…

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2018 Management Decisions – Weed Control

Starting this week we will be discussing some important management decisions for 2018. Over the next few weeks well tackle a variety of topics including planting dates, seeding rates, row spacing, and more. But I’ve decided to start with weeds because proper weed control is one of the most important components of a soybean production program.…

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